Get ready to once again destroy the core and save the galaxy! The far superior version of Gradius finally warp drives back to North American Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Released on the PC Engine in Japan back in 1991, this extremely faithful port of the 1985 Arcade classic shooter is about as good as the series (and genre) gets. Stepping into the cockpit of the transdimensional spacecraft Vic Viper, players battle wave after wave of deadly enemies in classically frantic side scrolling action full of deep power-up mechanics and frantic high score chasing madness. As one of the oldest and greatest Arcade games to ever grace the galaxy, you owe it to yourself to enlist today and download this masterpiece to your waning digital libraries.

Gradius will be available tomorrow, February 2nd, for $6.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

Matthew Weidner